ISLAMABAD: The hockey fans around the globe have something to cheer about as they don’t have to wait too much to see Pakistan-India players in action, as the United Kingdom-based Slough hockey club have organized three-matches against both the arch-rivals in May.
Talking to APP, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary, Shahbaz Ahmed said Slough hockey club Chairman Harjit Sandhu is organizing the matches among the Pak-India veterans players.
“They have laid a new astro-turf in their club and these matches are part of the inauguration,” he said. He said the three matches will be played on May 13, 14 and 15.
“This is a very good initiative taken by the Slough hockey club,” he said adding there would be hardly anybody in this world who doesn’t want to see both the nations play.
The Pakistan players include Muhammad Atiq, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Khalid, Adnan, Zakir, Akthar Ali, Muhammad Imran, Sharif Muhammad, Hussain Muhammad, Muhammad Saqlain, Rehan Butt, Salman Akbar, Muhammad Arshad etc. The prominent among the Indians participating in the matches are Deepak Thakur, Pargat Singh, Yuvraj Walmiki, Harpal Singh, Rajpal, Inderjeet, etc.